This is the kind of report that makes teachers everywhere scratch their heads and wonder if the makers of the survey actually realize that people they are talking to are teenagers. These are the same people that often hum “Call Me Maybe” while texting naked photos to each other before downing a 750 Grey Goose from their parents liqueur cabinet. These are people that like Snooki and believe that Lebron James is one of the best basketball players ever to pick up the rock.Coach Brown does a good job in his post discussing why we should take such reports with a bin of salt.
Why the skepticism of the report? It’s probably the twelve years of teaching experience or something to that effect. And while I’d agree that students want to be challenged to think, they want to do so on their own terms that are set up by their own work ethic built around their own values. Basically they want to think like an adult while still acting like a teenager.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Students Say High School Is Too Easy
So again we have a report that students think high school is too easy: